Rally against pipelines, climate change

Canadians are speaking out against pipelines and climate change at more than 60 local rallies

  • May. 8, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Canadians are speaking out against pipelines and climate change at more than 60 local rallies including one at Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes’ office.

Leadnow.ca will hold a rally at MP Colin Mayes’ office on 29th Street in Vernon at noon Saturday.

“Canada is at an energy crossroads and the federal government is shutting climate change out of the debate,” said Jacqui Gingras, a local organizer.

“Now people are coming together across Canada to strengthen each others voices against new pipelines and expanding extreme energy, like tar sands and fracking, while calling for a transition to a just, safe and clean energy future.”

Gingras says there are currently six major pipeline projects being promoted by government and industry in Canada.

“We can do so much better. Together, we are calling on all politicians to commit to cap extreme energy, reduce climate pollution and transition off fossil fuels for good.”

For more information, go to http://defendourclimate.ca/.